BUDAPEST – New COVID-19 measures

In a video address posted on Facebook, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that experts expect the second wave to reach its peak around December-January. “Everyone can rest assured, if they catch this disease, we will cure them,” Orbán said.

Hungary registered eight COVID-19-related deaths on Wednesday (16 September), a figure not seen since May amid the rapidly increasing number of active cases, currently standing at 9,653.

The government will maintain international travel restrictions and bans on hospital and elderly home visits, clubs will have to close at 11pm and, and in addition to public transport, wearing a mask will now be mandatory in cinemas, theatres, healthcare and social institutions, and customer service offices.

And as of October, students and teachers will have to undergo a temperature check before entering school premises, where only they are allowed. Finally, the government also set the maximum price of a coronavirus test at about €55.

(Vlagyiszlav Makszimov |

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